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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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We presently have two UCS and EMC data domain systems.  One of them is in our colo and the other is our site.  We wanted to verify the pros/cons with going with either Avamar or Veeam or possibly another solution to replicate data and especially our virtual machines.  Our EMC data domain houses about 1 TB of data although our capacity is between 25 or 30 TB.  

Can someone offer some suggestions as well as alternatives to Avamar and Veeam?  Price will be a big concern as well.
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I want to transfer Video Tapes to DVD or other formats.  Would appreciate some advice on which programs to consider

I am not looking for free software (unless there is something exceptional available)

The Tapes are of historical interest and I want to preserve them

I find that DVD disks tend to deteriorate so are there any alternatives (such as large hard disks  - like My Passport Ultra?  It seems to me that  it would make more sense to transfer to master hard disks and then   I can always burn DVD's from these.
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I have a PST file for archiving . (20gb)

I tried to put in on onedrive. but the file is too big for one file.

What options to I have to have the file backed up?
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I have netbackup software version 8.0. I need to upgrade to the latest version 8.1.2.
I have one master server and two media servers. All of them runs windows server OS.
Could you tell me how to upgrade this backup software, or point me to step by step article that explain the process.
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With currently known Ransomware variants is backing up a Windows 10 Pro and/or Windows 7 Pro workstation  to a ReadyNAS NAS Box  or FreeNAS NAS Box a reliable method of protecting your backup images/files  if the workstation user does not have permission to access the NAS device but the backup program on the workstation does have the ability to write to the NAS using a specific NAS configured Read/Write User account?
If not.....
 1) what are additional NAS configurations should be configured?
2)  what  other additional backup protection methods should be deployed on the network storage destination(s).

Thank you,
JohnB
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could you tell me any good blog for Netback software. Any good articles and tips about Netback.
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I am using a QNAP TS-859U-RP NAS as the backup destination for my server. This NAS is running firmware version 4.2.6 (which is the most current firmware version for this model).

This NAS is used for about 90 minutes each day during the daily server backups.

I would like to find an automated way of setting this NAS to power on and power off at certain times each day so the backup jobs can be written to it and then when it is no longer needed the NAS will power off.

Is there any way of doing this?
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Backed up a MAC to Time Machine with encryption enabled. Backup complete now its encrypting data which my understanding takes awhile, much longer than the backups. I turned off Time Machine hoping it speeds up the encryption process. Question, I hoped to do a rebuild on the MAC and reinstall the OS after the backup. Will I be able to recover my data (don't want to re-image from the backups just recover data) prior to the encryption process finishing? It's been on 6% for awhile.
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Software recommendation for Bare Metal Restore of Dissimilar Hardware.  I have an older Asus VivoBook S500C running current version of Windows 10.  I would like to purchase a new laptop and do an image restore without starting from scratch reinstalling individual software packages.
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Do you know of any reputable company (must be a company) that offers technical support for upgrading backup VERITAS Backup Exec? The server has support from Veritas  backup exec but Veritas tend to assign front line techs to upgrades and they are trustworthy.
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Please advise on best means/options to enable most reliable two way sync between QNAP TS-453B and Google Drive GSuite Account.  The QNAP provided software options have not been optimal.

Note:  File Stream is not an option as I need files stored on the QNAP to stream via Plex.

I would like to choose the folders(s) to sync and that both changes on the QNAP and Drive account enable changes on both ends.  

Please advise as well regarding other problem to consider when doing this.
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I am using Windows SBS Console 2011 and the backup disk became full and replaced it with another 4TB external drive and reconfigured Server backup schedule but it is not working. Below the errors I get on the backup history. The external harddisk detects and the backup configuration completes but the backup failed. Please assist.

error one
One of the backup files could not be created.
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

error two
Server Backup did not finish successfully on 9/8/2018 9:00 PM. See the Event Log for details.
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Trying to add 3tb ext HD to a pc with Windows 64-bit and Trend Microsystem. I tried a WD Passport and even after taking Trend entirely off, it never fully installed. I see on forums others had this issue with Trend/Passport not getting along (mine would never fully install). But sadly,if they found a solution, they never stated what ext HD DID work!  Any one got experience with this issue who might be able to advise me on what ext HD to try next?
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I am having problems with a RAID 5 setup utilizing 4 x Samsung 850 Pro 2 GB SSD SATA drives. Intel RST version 16.5.1.1030. Server = Compulab Airtop. BIOS version ARTP-3.1.0.637.5.0 (set to RAID mode).

Everything appears to operate correctly in normal operation. However, I have recently been running a scheduled Verify & Repair operation from the Intel RST utility. The first time it was run it reported over 50,000 errors that were repaired and thereafter each night I get 50-60 errors. The system reports no physical hard drive errors and Chkdsk on the RAID drive also give no errors.

Can anyone help? Many thanks.
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hello . I am using reboot restore rx .. and my computer restart and I lost some files .. is there a way to get them back ? pls help me thx
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hello all  ,

appreciate if anyone call help me on finding a way to explore the content of the LUN reside on VNX5300 storage without checking the content of the LUN where it is mapped .

Thanks
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Hi All,

Wondering should I enable backup file encryption for my Veeam backups? It make seance to do so of course but will it have a significant impact on backup and restore times?

thanks
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Does anyone know of resources either in books or on the web, or does anyone have experience of using SCSI Pass Through / Direct using (ideally VB6).
I am interested in how to set up the IOCTL_SCSI_PASS_THROUGH / DIRECT without using .net I have tried some sample .net code and it is clunky and very slow.
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Best Practice to check via GUI/Command Line/Tool/Utility
how to Fix and Balance Latency Issue
what shuld be std values n how we can ensure the same
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Hi, Using Shadow Protect the full backup failed with error: Cannot get access to destination object. What is the fix please?
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Hello EE,
We are looking at Commvault for backups and I was wondering if anyone else has put it in and can share:
1. What you love about it
2. Biggest challenge
3. Lessons learned
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Bagaudin - thanks for replying! This was with the 2015 version I purchased for work a while back. With previous versions we used to maintain a bank of system images and all that - for tech support - and with this new one because of the licensing it was limiting us to one machine. I also upgraded from a HD to an SSD and the process of making the image and restoring kept throwing errors even though both drives were fine. I eventually just quit using it and haven't in a couple of years.
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Thanks for the detailed feedback, William!

I dearly hope that if (when) you consider our products again - you'll let me or any other Acronis vendor expert know.
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I use QuickBook 2016 and store data on server, i always backup my company file with QuickBook backup utility and it work just fine. And my concern is want to know that is it also work 100% if i manually copy or zip whole company folder to external HDD and copy back to anywhere and connect QuickBook to that company folder? (If you can detail me also about PeachTree would be very appreciated).

Thanks in advance.
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We’ve noticed on our Terminal Server that the Windows Search service is periodically writing large amounts of data (sustained 600,000-1,000,000 B/sec). This was first noticed when our ShadowProtect backups began generating 2-5GB incremental files. We run them every 15 minutes and this is much larger than our typical backup. We tracked the problem down to Windows Search.

This was noticed after rebooting the server. We restarted the WSearch service and things seemed to calm down for a while. Within a couple of days the problem reappeared. Since then we rebuilt the search index and configured to only index Outlook. Again, it seemed to run fine for a couple of days and then we noticed the large incremental backups caused by WSearch.

Our Terminal Server is Server 2012 R2 which is virtualized on an ESXi host machine. We had Widows Search/Indexing up and running without issue long before this problem appeared.
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Hi all
We have a number of Android tablets, some of which are misbehaving. I need to be able to save (or send) the system logs (and maybe dmesg as well, if poss) continuously to the removeable SD card, or alternately, to send the logs out to an FTP server. Can someone help me do this please? I will not be able to "root" the devices.
Thanks in advance
Michael
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.